We've found the person who bought the $85 End Run not too long ago, and he's regular CIC visitor Michael Sørensen. So no, it wasn't a fake bid. Never underestimate the Wing Commander Fanatic.
That's a committed fan! And that reminds me, don't forget to email your End Run typos to Jetlag so he can compile a final release.
I went to WCnews today to read about End Run on various auctions. The one copy that was sold for 85 dollars was sold to me. I got it almost two months after it was paid. I will read it after I'm finished with Freedom Flight. I read the novels in chronological order. When I'm done I'll start all over. It's the 4th time I've started on my books.
85 bucks seems like a high price. I don't even dare to tell my friends about it, but I just HAD to have it. Would any real wingnut blame me? :-) It was the last book to complete my collection. Now I'm happy and somewhat poor.
BTW, I downloaded the pdf-file when it was available.